Once each year—in March—we here at the Keizertimes decide to mail an issue to every house in the city. We do it so residents who make this city their home can see there is a source for the news and information that is important to them.

What you see in this March 10 issue is a bit bigger than a regular weekly edition of the Keizertimes, but the content is the same and that is why it is important to show those who don’t read the Keizertimes on a regular basis.

With the nation and the political discourse wracked with debates and arguments about what is and what is not real news, the Keizertimes prints what is true. The newspaper, owned by a proud Oregon publishing family for almost 30 years, has won countless awards over the decades, a testament to our mission. We publish news about city government, police, the fire district, schools, sports (school and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes) and stories about Keizer people.

Keizer is a special place and that is reflected every week in the pages of this newspaper.

At a time when so much is uncertain and suspect, we want those of you who do not read the Keizertimes regularly to know that we take what we do very seriously. We don’t have an ideological agenda—however, we don’t reject opinions. Page 4 (this page) is the place for people to share and express ideas and opinions. You will find opinions on this page but on every other page you will find only facts.

We hope we can turn you into a regular reader and a subscriber. Let me know personally what you like and don’t like by dropping an email to publisher@keizertimes.com.